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>> shepard: brand new trouble for toyota. now word of an email before the vehicle recall and it is revealing. plus, new developments in the race to save the miners. i'm shepard smith. the news starts now. >> coal mine something a way of life for our families around here. >> shepard: when disaster strikes, folks here pull together. >> these are very, very strong people. >> shepard: crews have drilled. >> they cut through 1,093 feet. >> they have signaled. >> we banged on the pipe for 15 minutes or so. >> shepard: and all the while families have waited for news. >> it's just a sad situation. >> shepard: tonight, the latest development in the disaster at the mine. plus, leader vs. leader. tonight, reports of a simmering feud between president obama and the afghan president harmid karzai. all of this while tens of thousands of american troops are over there fighting a war first from fox this wednesday night, coal mining, it's connected to each and every one of us across this great nation. according to government accounts, half of the electricity we use in this country comes f
remain unstable. meteorologists. >> toyota has agreed to pay a maximum fine rather than go to court. t.j. winnick has more. >> according to the federal parliament, toyota knew about the problems of sudden accelerations and the brake pedals by september, but waited until january to tell regulators. later today the automobile giant agreed to pay a $16.4 million fine, for the maximum civil penalty allowed. >> this is a black eye for toyota because it shows the company did not care about safety, that it covered up the issue in the united states. >> while the company is likely to admit no wrongdoing, by paying the full civil penalty, it is accepting responsibility for hiding the safety defect in violation of law. >> it was once considered invincible and has taken a fall. >> its chief executive testified before congress and insisted the company had not tried to hide anything. >> in the name of the company, it has a longstanding tradition of pride, we never run away from problems or pretend not to notice them. >> federal officials say they would have levied a fine of $14 billion, had it been
in utah. >>> toyota says it hasn't been notified about a multimillion dollars fine from the u.s. government. sources say the government is proposing 16 and a half million dollars in fines for toyota, saying the car maker failed to quickly alert regulate% a dangerous defect with gas pedals in millions of its vehicles. once that fine is handed down toyota has two weeks to accept or contest it. >>> police are investigating a fatal car crash in northeast baltimore overnight. these are photos by a wjz freelancer. a single vehicle crashed at more ravian road and sinclair line. one person is dead. one other person was take to be johns hopkins hospital. we have no word on their current condition at this hour. >>> at the state house in annapolis, time running out to pass much talked about pieces of legislation including tougher laws against sex offenders. right now it looks like that might not happen. andrea fujii is live with the latest. >> good morning andrea. >> reporter: good morning everyone. there are nearly half a dozen pieces of legislation waiting to the be voted on, strengthe
to reopen. >> today toyota will announce whether it will pay up. good morning washinton begins right now. >> live, and in high definition, this is abc 7's good morning washington, on your side. >> good monday morning, washington. i am doug mcelway. >> i am natasha, in for alison starling. let's go to meteorologist brian van de graaff. >> temperatures in the 30's in the outlying suburbs. a frost advisory. in the immediate metro area the growing season begins on april 15. in the 30's in middletown. 44 degrees in springfield. 44 in college park. west of the city from fairfax and loudoun and prince william, there's a trust advisory until 8:00 this morning. mid afternoon it will be in the mid 60's and much more comfortable. -- frost advisory. >> their clearing overnight construction. north into baltimore and out to the airport are good. let's take you live across the potomac river at the american river bridge, moving nicely on this side of the beltway. back to the news desk. >> our top story, two students shot at a maryland college, one of them fatally. both were from the metro region. we are
. sales of ford's "f" series picked up. they had marched increases. and even the toyota tundra sought its march sales jumped 94%. -- saw it'ss march sales jumped 94%. here is a bloomberg business report. >> another sign of improvement in the labour market. home depot is adding jobs for the first time in four years. they are anticipating a rebound in sales. heather -- healthy demand for paint is one reason. the treasury department is made more than $10 billion in profits. it may end up losing money on the tarp program. stocks continued to climb higher yesterday. growth in the service industry was seen. the local bloomberg maryland and that also saw a gain. an aluminum giant will have thousands of dollars in charges. a report of next week. other carriers are charging 13% more for the travel season. the average round-trip fare jumped four rockets $71 from 4 rogers $15 years ago. -- $471 from $415 years ago. but hotel rates are still cheap this summer. wbal tv 11 news. >> millions of women suffer from migraines that can be brought on from a variety of triggers such as food, stress, lack of sl
. >> shepard: nothing you can do about that in just the past 24 hours, toyota announced another recall, its second in a week. it also agreed to pay the largest fine ever for a car company for fail to tell regulators about problems with sticking gas pedals. that's, of course, on top of the 8 million vehicles toyota has already recalled. it may look like a public relations disaster. but, as it turns out, sales are up. drivers are still buying to its. phil keating is live in our florida newsroom tonight. what's the deal here? >> well, shep, one big reason that toyota's u.s. sales in march jumped 41% over march '09 was historic buyer incentives worth about $2,300 per vehicle. yet, every toyota customer we spoke with, one after another, said good toyota news or bad toyota news it just doesn't matter. they just love the brand. >> jeff, call on 700. >> you could call leann mcgrapth toyota's quintessential customer. >> it's nice. >> she says she has owned six or seven to its so far. her two sons own to its. and now she is shopping for another one. >> i just feel they are safe. they are proven time
a decade since they evaluated any vehicle this poorly. yet another black eye for toyota. >> that's right. >> it, of course, is the parent company. >> this is a rare and very direct warning for buyers and owners of the lexus gx 460. about 5,000 cars have been sold. consumer reports says do not buy this car. they found significant and severe rollover risk during turns. they do all of these controlled testings, four different drivers found the same problem. they got another vehicle, found the same problem on this one. they say it is not isolated. it is a problem with the electronic stability control system. it manages the brakes and the steering together. so if you're going up an off ramp and there is some sort of an obstacle, you turn quickly, there could be a real rollover risk for people with this car. if you have this car, they say be very careful on any on ramps or off ramps because they're very concerned about the stability of the vehicle in those circumstances. take it to your toyota dealer and demand a fix. if you don't own this car and thinking about it, consumer reports in a very
story, safety tests now being ordered on every suv that is made by toyota. >>> the automaker insisting it wants to put customers at ease after being forced to halt sales of their high-end lexus. consumers reports warned the readers not to buy it after there was potential rollover risks. >> we are tracking the story this morning. you brought us earlier in the week, when we last left, toyota hadn't weighed in. >> toyota has learned a tough p.r. lesson. auto giant moving quickly after the highly respected nonprofit group, consumer reports, warned their readers not to buy the gs-460. a potential stability problem with the $52000 suv. the vehicle's rear end repeatedly slides out in tight turns posing a risk for rollovers when exiting a highway. toyota is ordering tests on all of their suvs to determine potential problems. the company denying published reports in japan that it is recalling the 2010 gx-460. if you do own one and you are nervous about driving it, toyota is offering a free loaner car until the problem is fixed and identified. the big problem is that the company says, quote, the
. that's a live press conference taking place at 6:30 eastern. >>> new details that some of toyotas employees are not happy about how the auto giant handled safety concerns about the faulty gas pedals. the call from one executive came back in january five days before a huge recall. his message was clear. we need to come clean. our deb feyerick is tracking the developments for us this morning. she joins us now. so this was an executive that said, we need to make changes? >> those words, we have to come clean gets a lot of attention. it is clear that toyota executives were scrambling to find out the best way to deal with their huge accelerator problems. one of the company's top public relations executives warned toyota, we need to come clean about the sticking pedals. they are saying that toyota was not protecting their customers by keeping quiet about this. in the e-mail by toyota's recently retired u.s. vice president for affairs, herb miller writes, we have a tendency for mechanical failure in accelerator problems. the time to hide is over. it was sent in january, days before the m
orkhertec® products ...ande yo vitam ip. 0%ur. keep yr ng..pl >>> another toyota recall to tell you about. the car maker says it's recalling about 600,000 see ena minivans. toyota says spare tire cables could snap from corrosion, if driving, the spare tire could fall into the road and become a hazard for other drivers. toyota says prolonged exposure to road salts could cause the cables to corod. >>> the pilots who survived this crash wants everyone to know he's okay. a camera mounted on the raisin plane captured the accident. the pilot says it happened so quickly, he's not sure what went wrong. he was practicing for a weekend race when the right wing clipped the water surface and flipped over. he was treated for whiplash injuries. >>> "discovery" is heading home. before sealing the hatches between the spacecraft, the seven shuttle flyers and six people on the spaceation exchanged bear hugs. it could be a long time before so many people are together in space. only three more shuttle flights are planned. they'll have crews of six instead of seven. they're due to land monday morning at
size underneath that seat, too. new developments on toyota, reports suggesting the company notified the european distribute tors about sticking -- distributors and sticky gas pedals weeks before telling the u.s. government and why would that be, if true and the fox business network, cheryl casony is working that sorry, and the information shows toyota hid the information from the u.s. on purpose? >> it potentially could show that, yes, they hid it from the u.s., and, they also mischaracterized the issues, with the vehicles. and it goes back to september, bill, for toyota, they notified europe, western european distribute tors in israel and turkey of sudden acceleration and brake problems and toyota still maintains, as of today, these were separate issues. and expect that that of course is going to be questioned, going forward. because they say we notified europe about these issues but the u.s. issues were different. but, if you look at the documents, bill, the associated press pulled together, and examined, the same documents that ray lahood, the transportation secretary looked at,
of cars, toyota is now madly searching for answers to its latest safety problem, this with that suv. take a look at this video from consumer reports. the company is trying to figure out why it rolled over in a test, and consumer reports put out that really unusual alert about the don't buy rating for this thing. let's talk about what it means to toyota's bottom line as well. jon: a bank robber who thought he'd get away with the perfect crime until he met up with the guy behind him. a hero who foiled the bank robbery, we'll talk to him next. jane: in the heart of ak pull countero in -- acapulco, six people were killed, five hit with stray bullets, about a dozen cars shot up, the victims, none appeared to be tourists, most were innocent bystanders on the street. investigators in mexico aren't sure what led to the shooting but acapulco has seen its share of drug violence. jon: he is a pulitzer prize winning war photographer who has just updated his resume, now he is also a crime fighter, the gentleman from the beard there was standing in mine -- in line, minding his own business at a wells f
into the explosion. >> we have some news of an important decision by toyota. it says it will stop selling a lexus suv because of rollover concerns. consumer reports issued "don't buy" label for the 2010 gx460. toyota says it will conduct its own tests and is alerting current owners about the potential problem. >> the first lady's first solo trip had a special stop in haiti. we will have the latest. >> also, a desperate plea for would-be parents after the international adoption controversy. >> temperatures are all the way back up. it's 5:00 07. -- >> good morning. adam caskey, live in alexandria at founders park. it's a little foggy, but there's not that much at this location. elsewhere it is pretty foggy. a good look at to the sunrise in about an hour-and-a-half. it's 48 degrees in alexandria. some chilly numbers out there. out west and a north, winchester is 39 degrees. frederik, 39. ashburn is 40. in the district we are checking in at 44. it is a cool start to the day. dense fog advisory west of 95 until 10:00. otherwise a lot of sunshine today. mid 60's. seven day tomorrow -- 70 tomorrow. >> lov
mortgage giant now the focus of a criminal investigation. >>> plus, deadline day for toyota. will the company pay up on that record government fine? >>> toss out the calendar. it doesn't feel like an april morning out there a check of weather and traffic next. >>> weather and traffic on the 1s. it's 4:41. chilly 47 degrees in washington. and it's in the mid 40s in prince george's county. arlington, fairfax, montgomery county now in the low 40s. quite a chilly start this morning. we have it down into the 30s in prince william, culpeper. this zone here may be getting scattered frost so if do you have any tender plants, any house plants you set outside early this season, bring them in. and southern maryland now in the 40s as well as northern neck and eastern shore. now over the last 12 hours we've got high pressure over us with clear sky and we'll have lot of sunshine today. afternoon highs should climb into the mid 60s and overnight tonight another clear night. mid 40s tomorrow morning and by tomorrow afternoon into the mid 60s again with lots of sunshine. then we'll have a so
roll over. guess what? another toyota recall. i'm brian wilson, headquarter headquarte headquarter, live from the nation -- america's news headquarters, live from the nation's capital right now. across europe and around the world, air travel is grinding to a halt because of the icelandic volcano that continues to build smoke and ash thousands of feet in the air. the situation is even threatening to scuddle the president's plans to attend the funeral of polish president lech kaczynski. only 5,000 flights in the air over europe today. on a normal day, there would be almost five times that number. our own greg palkot is one of the thousands of stranded travelers. greg is stuck in dubai because his flight to europe was canceled like most of the other flights bound there. greg, what is the latest with travelers and flight schedules where with you are? >> hey, brian. we're stranded like tens of thousands of others around the world, thanks to the volcanic ash cloud across europe. we were traveling back from an assignment in yemen and hoping to transit today to london through this major ai
. detectives questioned him about the rescue and they're calling him a hero. >>> toyota is telling dealers to stop selling the new lexus gx460 for now after "consumer reports" said it is not safe. jennifer westhoven, what is the latest? >> thanks, natasha. the latest, toyota is going to temporarily stop selling this expensive suv that's been called a safety risk, asked dealers to stop selling the new 2010 lexus gx460 after "consumer reports" said don't buy it, afraid it wasn't safe enough to drive. the magazine rarely says don't buy about any kind of a car, hasn't done that in almost ten years but it was concerned. they took it through a lot of test drives and concerned on a tight turn like an exit ramp or on a turn and there was an obstacle and suddenly you had to brake there were concerns it was too likely to rollover. toyota and lexus are determined to identify and correct the issue that "consumer reports" identified." >> jennifer, thank you very much. >>> we've got brand new video of the little boy sent back to russia by his adoptive family in tennessee. the boy will celebrate his eigh
to get to some business news this morning, some new troubles for toyota, it looks like, state farm is asking the auto maketory repay them for claims it paid for the crashes related to the acceleration problems. you can imagine if other insurance companies follow suit, it could end up costing toyota a bundle. let's get to jenna lee, she's got more. >> reporter: this is happening more frequently than we thought. i got off the phone with state farm insurance, they cleared up this report in usa today which basically says there have been accidents involving the toyota with a state farm customer, and what happens is now that state farm already paid to cover that accident they're going back to toyota and saying this isn't the fault of the driver, you guys owe us money because it wasn't the driver's fault, it was a problem with your car and this massive recall that's going on, so state farm insurance says yeah, that's true, we're looking into toyota but that's happened with multiple insurance companies, with multiple different auto companies as well. there's constantly the back and forth b
to a local hospital for treatment. her parents say she's doing wonderfully. >>> toyota is halting sales of lexus gx 460 suv after consumer reports warned people not to buy it. the magazine says the vehicle is a rollover risk. it's rare for the magazine to make such a warning. joining me, senior editors for cars.com. we were talking about this warning from consumer report yesterday. a few hours later toyota makes this big statement that they are not -- they are suspending the sale of this vehicle. what do you make of this response and what's going on here? >> i think toyota has definitely learned from their past mistakes about not acting fast enough. when they heard this news, they within 24 hours of consumer reports coming out with this don't buy recommendation, they went ahead and suspended sales. not only that, they are giving loaner cars to the 6,000 people that own one until a fix is developed. >> nhtsa, the agency that oversee safety with six and such, this car was approved and okay under their eyesight, an independent agency, consumer reports, does this and now you can't purchase
to fly over the volcano to get a better look at what's going on. >>> we have another toyota recall to tell you about. the car maker says it is recalling about 600,000 sienna minivans. cables could snap while driving. the spare could fall into the road and become a hazard for other drivers. but only affects siennas in cold-weather states. >>> haiti's top prosecutor denies the country dropped charges against american missionaries accused of kidnapping 33 children after january's earthquake. yesterday, a spokesman told cnn the kidnapping charges against nine missionaries were dropped. but haiti's attorney general said that is incorrect. adding that a judge will decide whether a case goes to trial or not. a senior state department official also told cnn the charges were dropped. the missionary group's leader is still behind bars. >>> convicted sex offender john gardner pleaded guilty to killing a 17-year-old and a 14-year-old. in june, he is expected to get two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole. his plea spares him from a possible death sentence. the families
, hundreds of crashes, and, a massive fine for safety violations, for toyota, it seems like there is more bad news every day. so why are sales booming? for the automaker? and, many of you watched the story unfold live, here on "happening now" a texas man, crashes his light plane, into an irs building in austin texas. now the 911 calls from that terrifying day, are out. we'll play some of them, in just three minutes. >> witnessed a plane crashing on 183 southbound... we think it hit a building, the echelon building. >> a plane... >> yes. a private plane. [ female announcer ] grass stains, believe it or not, i have missed you. pollen in the air kept hunter cooped up itching his eyes and sneezing. but now i found zyrtec®. it's #1 allergist recommended. with children's zyrc® he can get 24-hour allergy relief indoors and outdoors. ♪ now he can run wild... with the rest of the pack. with children's zyrtec®, he can love the air®. and now try children's zyrtec® perfect measure®. a premeasured spoon. just twist squeeze and go™. it says that when you buy whoa grand caravan,? a premeasured spo
46 while the nasdaq added 27. >>> the government has slapped toyota with a $16.4 million fine, the maximum allowed for covering up its issues with sticky gas pedals. the transportation department says the automaker knew it had a problem in september, but didn't tell regulators until january. toyota has two weeks to accept or contest the penalty. they're expected to appeal. >>> well, general motors has announced it will install a new brake safety measure to prevent sudden acceleration in its own vehicles. the new brake override reduces power to the engine if the driver steps on the gas pedal and brake at the same time. gm says this will be in all-new vehicles by 2012. >>> there's a new government program to help prevent foreclosures. the obama administration will give $3,000 for moving expenses to homeowners who complete a short sale or agree to turn over the deed of the property to the lender. it's for homeowners who are in financial trouble but don't qualify for the modification program. >>> and it's a good spring for strawberry lovers. the cold winter delayed florida's crop
" in the marketplace section -- one of several stories regarding toyota and its $16 million fine. they write that the proposed fine, the maximum allowed under law to the car maker, and far exceeding the previous record of $1 million, is the first linked to the recall of more than 8 million cars globally for the gas pedal and sudden- acceleration problems of toyota. you can also see a similar story on the front page of "the financial times." back to the phones. pilot mountain, n.c., on the line for democrats. gary? what do you think about the obama administration said nuclear arms policy? caller: well, i like it. we are trying to live in a peaceful world. we cannot be peaceful if we're not going to treat everyone the same. host:
95 building back into that work zone. back to you. >> thank you, steve. >>> toyota agreed to pay a record $16.4 million for failing to properly notify the government about those sticking gad pedals. the government says toyota knew about the defect last september but didn't issue a recall until january. a recall that involves some 2.3 million vehicles. the law requires any defect to be reported in five days. transportation secretary ray lahood said "toyota put consumers at rick by failing to report the safety problems." this fine is the largest ever required of an automaker by the u.s. government. authorities are investigating other toyota disclosure practices that may have violated federal law as well which could result in further fines. >>> a charles county community is in mourning today after a college student from waldorf was shot and killed. the shooting happened at an off campus party across the street from fosburg state university yesterday morning. police say tyrone hall shot and killed 20-year-old brandon carroll during a dispute. both are students at the university. carr
well the american job market is doing. despite image setbacks, toyota sales actually improved. >>> it's coming up on 4:38. you are watching 9news now. ói >>> tgif, everybody. happy friday. on the go right now, and all we have are a couple construction sites out and about. i'll tell you what to look out for, coming up. >>> it is time for the first living smart report of the morning. jessica doyle is here with today's headlines. good morning. >> reporter: happy friday, everyone. big economic news about the state of the job market likely will be the big event today. as for trading, another rally in asian markets overnight. the nikkei is 2.7% and more green arrows on wall street. the dow closed up 10,927. the nasdaq rose more than 4 1/2 and s & p500 posted a gain of almost nine points. >>> the justice department is alleging kellogg brown and group provided false statements when charging for the use of private security guards in iraq when the contract didn't allow for such expenses. the suit does not indicate how much kbr charged the army. >>> the labor department will announce the marc
it intends to bring them to trial. >>> automaker toyota is in damage control mode yet again. it comes after an internal toyota e-mail surfaced raising new questions about whether toyota hid safety problems. cnbc's phil lebeau covers the auto industry for us. what else was in this memo or e-mail? >> reporter: it's short e-mail. we have a copy here. the most damaging language from irv miller who retired from the company shortly after the recall notices went out, but the most damaging comments, essentially, he says, we can no longer hide what's going on here. we need to come clean about the fact that there is a problem with our gas pedals. they are defective and they want to work out a solution with nhtsa, the national highway traffic safety administration. more than anything what this e-mail does is it undercuts the message that toyota has been putting out to the american public since early january which is, we understand that there are concerns about what's happening with our vehicles. we are moving as quickly as possible to address the situation. tamron, this e-mail was sent on january 16th
? here's what we got on the run down. toyota's new luxury model suv taken on a test drive. the testers didn't like where they wound up. now they're telling you actually not to buy this. how big a deal is it? i'm going to talk to a top tester at consumer report and a mechanic. >>> plus, does the booef in your fridge contain pesticides, veterinary drugs, even heavy metals? a federal says it might and is blaming the federal government for failing to keep it out of your food supply. >>> also another shake-up in late night. george lopez is getting shaken. this time he's laughing it off. well, maybe. i'll show you what he had to say. >>> but first, don't buy safety risk. those strong and rare words from consumer reports magazine. very trusted source. feeding a public relations nightmare for toyota. carmaker's new luxury suv, the 2010 lexus gx460 is coming under fire for "consumer reports" which says it may be prone to rollovers in merge handling situations. get into what that means in a bit. testers for the magazine say they does covered the problem during the routine test of the suv. that o
-february. martha: toyota sales, despite all their problems, are booming. they've had recalls, they've had safety issues, they have had fines, and the japanese cars are still selling apparently like hot cakes. phil keating joins us from miami, trying to figure this out. phil, it is remarkable, it seems like everybody day you're hearing about another recall from this company. they just had a really strong month, right? >> reporter: yeah, february actually for toyota was one of its worst months ever but the company really bounced back in march with u.s. sales shooting up 41 percent, compared to march '09. generous incentives for all of the vehicles sold and leased. that's a big explanation, that amounted to about $2300 per vehicle. now, toyota's latest recall involving about 9000 lexus gp460s. toyota says about 5600 of them have been sold and repairs should take an hour. this is the vehicle consumer reports identified last week as maybe sussentable to -- susceptible to flipping over. one dealer explains toyota's perseverance through all this recent bad press with customers continuing to come into t
national. go like a pro. >>> welcome back to quaelt the call." breaking news from toyota. a week and a half after recalling around 5,000 lexus gx 460 and two weeks after suspending sales of the luxury suv, toyota has a fix in place to fix the stability control issues with that vehicle. the company is now going to resume sales of the lexus gx 460 and will start contacting owners of those 5,000 who have already bought the suv so they can come in and get the software upgrade. again, toyota, resuming sales of the gx 460 two weeks after suspending sales. trish, back to you. >> phil, thank you so much. >>> we have seen upside in europe and certainly huge volume in spain's exchange-traded funds on the back of the country's downgrade, as well as heavy volume in the italy etf right here. what about portugal and ireland? what are we seeing there? bob pisani is joining us live from the new york stock exchange with a look at all the etf trades. what do you see? >> weekly look at the etf business. you can buy and sell the whole country stock markets using exchange traded funds. take a look ewp is the sy
: check it out. if you thought the negative news surrounding toyota would hurt the company, guess again, u.s. auto sales surged 40 percent in the month of march, powered by some of the deepest discounts ever in the wake of millions of recalls, a lot of financing for five years, free. toyota execs saying some of the incentives will continue, including what i mentioned, zero percent financing, and an offer of free maintenance for return toyota customers. the buy-in is good, huh? martha: wasn't expecting that, right? >>> one of the big questions on the peoples' minds, is the economy, is it getting better really? here's what we know, 439,000 new jobless claims this week, that's the number we follow every week, that one dropped by 6000. that's a good thing, it's been dropping in fact for several weeks by small increments. but the question today, how does this set us up for a very big number the white house is going to watch closely, wall street is going to watch closely, the all-important jobs report. meanwhile, overall, 11.1 million people have filed unemployment claims in this country. that i
. toyota is taking a drastic step in the wake of a safety warning, pulling a luxury lexus off the lot. the move comes one day after that warning was issued. cnn's kyung lah has more. >> reporter: more bad news for toyota. the vehicle involved is the brand-new 2010 lexus g sshggx-4. toyota will temporarily suspend sales in the united states. in the united states, this is the magazine that is widely considered the consumer magazine of record. toyota did stop short of a recall, but "consumer reports" issued the very rare don't buy safety risk label on the $52,000 suv, warning consumers that it does have the possibility of rolling over. here's what "consumer reports" told cnn's "american morning." >>> the vehicle loads the front because of momentum dropping and the rear end will naturally slide. in this case, the electronic stability control didn't intervene quickly enough, whereas on the toyota 4runner, a similar platform, it did. >> reporter: in a statement announcing the suspension -- >> reporter: toyota did say that the suspension of sales will be limited to the united states, about 5
the meeting his father on death row. >> and we have details on the lexus warning. toyota is taking a closer look at suv safety. >> it's going to be another picture-perfect day. it >> 5:10 on this thursday morning. adam caskey downtown in chinatown. the playoffs kickoff against montreal at home tonight at 7:00 p.m. we had our franchise regular- season. it will be incredible. the best of seven kicks off tonight to downtown. 50 degrees downtown. if the game is going to be indoors, so the weather does not clearly that. it's much cooler elsewhere. adams town is 36 degrees. the naval air station is 46 degrees. in the district, 50 degrees. it is 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. mid-70s's this afternoon. even norman tomorrow. -- warmer tamela. >> 95 virginia northbound, north of the rappahannock, a tractor- trailer jackknifed, ruptured its fuel tank and lost its rear axle. only one lane gets by on the interstate. you cannot exit from about three fredericksburg onto i-95 north. they've closed the exit ramp. ronald 1 is already jammed because this accident has been working for over an hour or. all t
it's seeking maximum fine against toyota for failing to notify it about the die affective gas pedals, the largest civil fine ever issued by the governor to an auto maker. secretary la hood says toyota knew about the problem in september but didn't issue recall until january. there are is two weeks to appeal and said it's made improvements with regulators and customers. stocks began the week on a positive note. dow up 46 and a half finishing just shy of 11,000 mark. s and p 900 gained nine and a third. oil and gasoline had hit 18 month highs. crude futures up $1.75 closing at $86.62 a barrel. gas averaging $2.83 per gallon up three cents from last week. nine cents from a month ago. >> on the road to recovery big gains in one important measurement of an important part of the economy. fox business correspondent jerry willis looks at the numbers. >> reporter: a key gauge of the housing market is looking up. pending home sales rose in february fueling to jump the home buyers tax credit. across the country mid west had the best performance, west stumbled with pending home sales dropping 4.
% and toyota was up nearly 35%. >> years my name, here's my number, i want a toyota and i'm going to come in and buy one. that is exactly what happened. >> the challenge will be keeping the sales up for the long haul. according to usa today, police who may have once looked the other way at drivers going five- to-10 over the speed limit appeared to be cracking down and it could be related to the economy. speeding tickets are a source of revenue. research has shown an increase in the number of speeding tickets during recessions. and there is no tolerance among state troopers. so, watch out. >> you did know it was april fool's day today, right? -- april fullsools' day today, right? the university of johns hopkins has announced that there will no longer be an "s" in john. we promise, the university doctored these photos. the good name remains. >> that is pretty funny. still to come, the obama administration looks to help students who want to go to college. coming up, what changes to the financial aid program could mean for local students. >> the phantom of the opera is a massive undertaking.
nasa announcement. >> we have details about the warning about lexus. today toyota is taking a closer look at sport-utility vehicle safety. >> backups on the beltway and on 95 >> welcome back to good morning washinton on this thursday. adam caskey outside the verizon center. tonight the capitals will kick off the playoffs against the montreal canadiens. we did we and our first president strophic, having the best record in league with 54 victories. this is a franchise high for the washington capitals. we had many firsts this season. it's 51 degrees downtown. we are rocking the red. we are looking over the district. looking east. the sun is getting ready to rise over the verizon at 6:30. some temperatures in the 40's and upper 30's this morning. a lot of sunshine and mid 70's today. mid 80's tomorrow, partly cloudy. a few showers late friday night and early saturday morning. cooler for the weekend. >> challenges include out of tyson into bethesda, the inner loop at the beltway. we will show you why. accident after the american legion bridge, but before river road. notice the headlights
of course your source for money news. the lead story at cnnmoney.com, what's really behind a toyota debacle, high-end suv slammed pretty much by consumer reports yesterday. a don't buy recommendation on it. and toyota's testing trying to figure out what the real problem is from its point of view. what is behind the debacle at toyota? that's the lead story at cnnmoney.com. if you want the latest news and analysis, that's the place to go. let's get to the new york stock exchange here. gear this thing up. three hours into the trading day. as you can see, stocks rallying a bit, up 54 points. 56, nice jump. nasdaq at last check, up 26 points. you know a-day before the president unveils his vision for space exploration, several men who have actually been to space are certainly challenging him, among them the first man on the moon, josh levs is following that. neil armstrong, wow! a hero. what is he saying about all this, josh? >> yeah, let's do this first. let's get to that cool video. >> you've got good stuff? >> the last time people were on the moon. you know that goes back to 1972. so you're l
this morning, consumer reports are out with a shocking new warning on toyota lexus. you'll want to hear this. so still around. kevin ferry has the story from the futures pits. stay right here. >>> welcome back, wieveryone. it's being reported that toyota's lexus gx 460 suv is a safety risk. consumer reports says they're urging consumers not to buy this suv until rollover risks have been resolved. you to toy is responding that it's concerned with the reports and that its engineers condition duct similar tests. it promises to try and duply indicate the tests to see if steps should be taken. >> you didn't say anything about accelerators sticking, did you? >> no. this is a completely different problem. >> do they typically buy a car? >> no. it's a rare thing. there have been other suvs that have had problems. >> rollover risks? >> yes. >> that's what people worry about. >> they're so top heavy. anyway, we'll have more from phil coming up at the top of the hour. right now, let's talk about the trading day ahead. kevin ferry is standing by at the cme group. kevin, we've pushed above 11,000, just b
'll share. plus toyota recalling more cars because they're slowing down this time? we're not kidding. and mercedes-benz finds a very interesting place to park. how the car got there. that's coming up next. and happy birthday to uma thurman. it seems like words are missing in her first name. they aren't. it makes sense now. she's 40 today. she's tall, lanky. thanks to the new venture card from capital one, we get double miles with every purchase. so we earned a tropical vacation in half the time. we earn double miles every time we use our card. ( shouts ) double miles add up fast so we can bring the whole gang. ( grunting ) awesome! it's hard to beat double miles. everyone knows two is better than one. introducing the venture card from capital one... with double miles on every purchase every day. go to capitalone.com. ( gasps ) what's in your wallet? wait up! go to ♪ pitalone.com. [ male announcer ] over the past 50 years, toyota has been proud to be a model of quality car making. but recently, the safety of our cars and trucks has come under question. and at toyota, is is something
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, which in my mind if you're a pr person, they handled it worse than toyota handled their recall situation, much worse than toyota handled their recall situation and farther worse characteristics. i was an altar boy, grew up in catholic schools went to catholic school, went to catholic college, am i catholic, and to me there is a ton of great, wonderful priests and bishops and i think the pope has tried to handle it in a forthright way more so than john paul did and what happened. the problem is -- and i agree with karen, the problem is it's an institutional problem. it's an institution that in my view has grown so big and so unwieldy and now only feeds itself. only serves to feed its own self and forgot about the flock, the billion people out there that are catholics, what christ's mission was 2,000 years ago which was not to create an institution based in rome that serves -- that is only there to serve the priests or serve the bishops but is to serve the flock, so at a time of easter, i believe that we have to have some serious renewal of that institution in many ways like it happened 70
news for toyota this morning. a top of the line lexus model has now been given a don't buy warning and labeled a safety risk. the 2010 lexus gs 460 suv did not fare well in emergency testing by consumer reports". the car proved susceptible to rollover, they say. this is the first vehicle to receive the don't buy distinction thins the mitsubishi montero in 2001. toyota released a statement this morning expressing concern over the results but adding the 2010 gx 460 meets or exceeds all federal government testing requirements. in this pr world, it's the last thing toyota needs right now as they're fighting all of these recalls. >> no question about that, chuck. coming up, as we know the president is looking at a list of about ten names to replace justice john paul stevens while republicans refuse to rule out a filibuster. coming up, "the daily rundown" interview with lamar alexander. he voted yes for the president's last nominee, sonia sotomayor. is he ready to do so again? >> and we're continuing to bring you live coverage of day two of the nuclear summit here in washington, d.c. com
reputation. >>> more trouble for toyota this morning. the company is recalling 600,000 sienna minivans because of possible corrosion in the spare tire carrier. it affects models between 1998 and 2010 driven in cold climate regions. they say that rust from road salt could cause the cable to break. meanwhile toyota said it's duplicated handling problems with the 2010 lexus gx-460. "consumer reports" issued a rare don't buy warning because of rollover concerns. toyota said it's evaluating remedies. >>> a wisconsin man may have found a piece of the meteor that cut through the midwestern sky this week. residents from wisconsin to iowa spotted the streaking space rock. the scientists are examining the recovered fragment which is about the size of an unshelled peanut. earlier reports indicate it could be from an asteroid belt between mars and jupiter. >>> some active weather this weekend. a strong storm knocked out power to more than 10,000 people in the ohio valley on friday. thunderstorms and high winds downed trees and power lines and caused damage to several homes. and it's looking more l
if they cost more? it worked with cigarettes. toyota has done a lot of research and a lot of work, and we've been open 24 hours a day -- 7 days a week. and we've made a tremendous amount of progress. you know, safety and reliability is top priority. i mean i got a family, too. i got a mother, a grandmother, kids, and we all drive in these cars. i am 100% confident in the product. [ male announcer ] we're grateful to technicians like ronny who are helping us provide you with safe and reliable vehicles. for more information, please visit toyota.com. where's my car? where's my car?!!!! where are you?! arghhh... (announcer) dr. scholl's massaging gel insoles give you outrageous comfort, all-day-guaranteed. woah. it's not too far... (announcer) are you gellin'? dr. scholl's. [ male announcer ] competition... it pushes us to work harder. to be better. to win. but sometimes even rivals realize they share a common goal. america's beverage companies have removed full-calorie soft drinks from schools, reducing beverage calories by 88%. together with schools, we're helping kids make more balanced ch
buried the lead, because there's big news about toyota. >> the toyota news, this is an estimate. it's estimated that their sales went up 37 percent year over year. megyn: how can that be? >> i think that's a great question. you know, they had all these impairments, right? bad publicity, having to recall cars. guess what, toyota customers are loyal, what's more, they're getting a lot of incentive money to buy. there have been fantastic deals in the marketplace consumers turn on to, whether it's zero percent financing, money back offers, you name it, it's out there. as one analyst put it to they, maybe it's not the best deal in the world but the consumers hear it and they think it is so they make buying decisions anyway. megyn: well, that's good news for toyota at least, gerry willis, thank you very much. >> my pleasure. megyn: new reaction coming in from conservative author karl rove, fox news contributor, about the run-in with the ladies in pink. you may have seen the confrontation at a rove book signing in california, hecklers from the left wing antiwar group code pink was armed wi
. >>> toyota says it's testing the safety of all of its sport utility vehicles after consumer reports warned the 2010 lexus gx 460 had possible rollover problems. the automaker stopped selling the model following the warning. media reports in japan suggest the automaker is close to issuing a recall. >>> a new report this morning suggests the housing crisis is far from over. realty trac says 357,000 homeowners filed for foreclosure last month. that's the highest they have ever seen. households on the verge of foreclosure jumped by 16% in the first quarter of the year compared to 2009. >>> six senators want to tax airlines who charge passengers for those carry-on bags. the legislation comes after spirit airlines pioneered plans to begin charging customers as much as $45 to put a bag in the overhead bin. the senators hope the tax would keep more airlines from following spirit's lead. >>> and if you've been waiting until the last minute, it's the last minute for your taxes. you have until midnight tonight to file your federal and state tax returns. many post offices will stay open late to handle
surged last month led by toyota, the embattled automaker's sales soared 41% thanks to its most generous incentives ever. overall sales were the highest since cash for clunkers. ford up 40%, gm rose 22% but chrysler slipped 8%. >>> quiet overseas stock markets. tokyo's nikkei average gained nearly 0.4% today, however, markets are closed in hong kong and also in london. wall street will be closed today, awell. however, the dow did gain 70 points yesterday and the nasdaq added almost 5 points. >>> well, the wait is almost over. the ipad finally goes on sale tomorrow morning at 9:00 and if you're hoping to get your hands on one you may want to get in line early. at least one analyst expects them to be sold out by the afternoon. the early reviews are certainly adding to the growing frenzy, though. >> it might replace your kindle. it might replace your portable game machine and it might replace your laptop. the company has lived up tomost of the hype. >> i think we're going to have something replace with what we do with computers and the ipad really given apple's track record has as good a sh
market is closed today for good friday. >>> toyota most generous incentives ever helped left foot the entire auto industry last month. sales at the embattled automaker rose 41%. incentives were worth $2300 per vehicle. ford was up 40% from a year ago. gm rose 22%. chrysler slipped 8%. >>> obama administration announced the fuel efficiency standards by 2016, cars and trucks will average 35.5 miles a gallon. up 10 miles from now. the government says the changes will save nearly 2 billion barrels of oil and drive up the average price of a new car by $1000. a group of american companies says it's getting harder to do business in china. report by the american chamber of commerce in china accuses the government of using indiscriminatory rules. you might want to get in line if you are hoping to get your has on apad. the must have device goes on sale at 9:00 a.m. a analyst is predicting they will be gone by the afternoon. another expects them to sell 300,000 just this weekend. coming up on good morning america the squeeze at the cinema. how movie theaters are dealing with the influx of 3d
. >>> toyota says it has not been note nid yet but it knows the u.s. government is proposing a record $16.4 million fine for failing to alert regulators about safety problems. the government is accusing toyota of hiding a dangerous defect, the sticking gas pedal. >>> you take the beautiful weather and the big crowds in the tidal basin and that meant great news fr metro. >> coming up n, some record- setting numbers that could have far-reaching effects. >>> also in a couple of moments, the latest on today's hot weather forecast and julie wright wi be along with an update on the traffic. we'll have that and more in just a few moments. >>> the newest redskin, donovan mcnabb, going to be introduced to the d.c. media in just a couple of hours. this is video of him leaving dulles yesterday giving a wave to the folk. a news conference set for noon today and we'll have that live for you here on fox 5. >> didn't i read somewhere he will keep his number. >> he will keep number 5. i can't and colt brennan will switch to a different number. >> 15. >> all right. >> very good. >> something exciting. >>
falling from shelves and hear a person screaming in spanish. >>> toyota executives are weighing their options after being slapped with a fine. the transportation will make toyota pay $16.4 million because they did not tell consumers quickly enough about the gas pedals. >>> trouble at the top, senate democratic leader harry reid is down playing political obstacles in nevada while michael steele is trying to diffuse speculation that he's on the way out. joining us now, bob shrum and pat buchanan. first, to you, bob. harry reid, the numbers are just awful. he claims he's being hurt by the economy, that he's doing fine, but when you look at him against any republican alternative, he's getting clobbered. >> he's going to have a tough race. he has a lot of strengths in that state, but the real question, this isn't about just harry reid. it's about the whole midterm, is where does the economy go next month and the month after that. if we see jobs continue to pick up and people feel better about the economy, democrats are going to do better, republicans are going to have to put some of
with a new look at the fight between american car and farm made vehicles. >> toyota safety problems have had a significant impact on americans ' attitudes toward asian automakers. there's a new poll out produced by the associated press and it shows that more americans now say u.s. automobiles are better than cars made by asian countries, 38 to 33%. in 2006, americans preferred asian cars for quality, 46 to 29%. the change reflects toyota's fading reputation as well as growing respect for ford. >>> consumers are still feeling frugal and stores are stepping up. our partners at "usa today" report the demand for discounts is forcing high-end retailer to change how they do business, such as whole foods touting weekly sales and 53% of shoppers will buying most things on sale, that's up in 48% three years ago. >>> big brother is looking over your shoulder and google is helping you look back. it launched a new web tool dahled government requests that lets you pay to check on which countries are requesting user information from companies and request to delete content. google launched the tool. its yo
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